The Milwaukee Brewers acquired Kyle Lobster from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. He was assigned to AAA Nashville. Ryan Weber was designated for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster. Daniel Robertson was also able to clear waivers and was outright to Nashville too.
LHP Kyle Lobstein has been acquired from Washington for cash considerations and has been assigned to Triple-A Nashville. RHP Ryan Weber has been designated for assignment. INF/OF Daniel Robertson outrighted to Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/zRes1mMZnH— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 13, 2021
Lobstein got his first major league action in five years this season with the Nationals. He made three appearances for them. At the AAA level this season, the 31 year old left-hander covered 21.1 innings for a 1.69 ERA while striking out almost 30% of the hitters he faced. Lobstein is in his final option year, which allows the Brewers to shuttle him back and forth between Nashville and Milwaukee.
The Brewers claimed Ryan Weber off waivers a month ago from Boston. He made one appearance for Milwaukee that saw him pitch a scoreless inning against the Colorado Rockies. His minor league numbers have not been that great as he has pitched to a 5.02 ERA at the AAA level this season.
Daniel Robertson was signed by Milwaukee over the offseason with hopes that he might take over the third base position or be a serviceable utility man. Unfortunately, he just could not get going at the plate as he slashed .164/.303/.274 across 90 plate appearances. He can reject the outright assignment and choose to be a free agent.
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